Theories Of John Bowlby's Attachment Theory

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First Theorist Question 1 – Name your theorist: Edward John Mostyn Bowlby (1907-1990) Attachment Theory References: Mcleod, S. A. (2007). Bowlby’s Attachment Theory, Question 2 – Summarise the key ideas of the theory: Edward John Mostyn was born I London (1907-1990). John Bowlby was a psychoanalyst and created the attachment theory, as a joint team with Mary Ainsworth. John Bowlby created the basic beliefs of the theory and he developed our way of thinking about a child’s conection, with his or her mother and it’s interference through the separation, deprivation and bereavement. And Mary Ainsworth’s state of the art method, which has made it possible to be able to test some of Bowlby’s theory idea’s, by means of observation or experiences, Ainsworth also helped increase and develop the theory itself, and is now accountable for some of how the new course the theory is now taking. In addition, Mary Ainsworth created the idea of the theory maternal sensitivity to an infant’s indications and it’s role in the development of infant to mother attachment displays. John Bowlby believed that mental health and behavioural problems could be attached to early childhood and that children were already biologically programmed to be able to form an attachment with people, when they are born into this world.

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